New MINI Cooper SD diesel launched

Top-of-the-range MINI Cooper SD is most powerful diesel MINI ever produced

MINI has announced the introduction of the MINI Cooper SD, the most powerful diesel MINI ever. The car will be available to order next month and will have a basic price of £19,450.

The 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine in the new Cooper SD produces 170bhp and has plenty of power for quick overtaking. The addition of the new model to the MINI hatchback range brings the total number of engines available to six – three petrols and three diesels – with the Cooper SD being the most powerful diesel version.

Thanks to MINI’s clever turbo technology, the diesel engine in the Cooper SD manages impressive performance and fuel economy. It’s capable of completing the 0-62mph sprint in 7.3 seconds but can also return 68.9mpg while emitting 109g/km of CO2, meaning the car will cost just £20 a year in road tax.

The entry-level diesel model in the MINI hatchback range is the MINI One D, which uses a 95bhp 1.5-litre engine. The car is capable of 83.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 89g/km for tax-free motoring – but is considerably slower than the new Cooper SD, taking 11 seconds to do 0-62mph.

The midway point between the One D and the new range-topping Cooper SD in the diesel line-up is the 116bhp MINI Cooper D. Economy figures of 80.7mpg and 92g/km of CO2 are slightly down on the One D but a 0-62mph time of 9.2 seconds means the car is noticeably quicker.

The MINI One D starts at £14,890, while the most basic MINI Cooper D is £16,450. From July, the Cooper SD offers MINI buyers a third diesel choice, with prices starting at £19,450.

For reviews of cars in the current MINI line-up, head over to Carbuyer’s dedicated MINI page.

Recommended

Top 10 best used small cars 2022
Ford Fiesta Mk7
Best cars
14 Jan 2022

Top 10 best used small cars 2022

The UK's top 10 best-selling cars 2021
2021 Vauxhall Corsa-e
Best cars
6 Jan 2022

The UK's top 10 best-selling cars 2021

MINI hatchback review
2021 MINI hatchback driving
MINI
31 Dec 2021

MINI hatchback review

Smaller MINI hatchback due in 2023: specs and latest details
2023 MINI hatchback
MINI hatchback
26 Dec 2021

Smaller MINI hatchback due in 2023: specs and latest details

Most Popular

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
17 Jan 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

UK road tax 2022: VED tax rates and bands explained
2021 Road Tax explained
Car tax
20 Jan 2022

UK road tax 2022: VED tax rates and bands explained

Top 10 best economical 4x4s, SUVs and crossovers 2022
Peugeot 3008 SUV front cornering
Best cars
6 Jan 2022

Top 10 best economical 4x4s, SUVs and crossovers 2022

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
10 Aug 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Car buying
21 Jan 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2022
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Ioniq 5
Best cars
19 Jan 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
17 Jan 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022
Audi RS 3 driving - front view
Hot hatches
21 Jan 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022